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penetrate

Part of speech: Verb

To pierce; enter; as, light penetrates darkness: make a hole through or perforate; as, a bullet penetrates wood; make a way into; as, the idea at last penetrated his intelligence; affect deeply; reach the interior of; as, to penetrate a forest.

Part of speech: Verb

To pass or pierce into something; to affect the feelings deeply, as, grief penetrates to the heart.

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